From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 389-390, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Jacob Zimmerman, born in section 26, Pike county, Illinois, son
of George Zimmerman (see his sketch in this book), remained at home
until he enlisted, August 10, 1862, in company B, Ninety-ninth Illinois
Infantry, Captain Mathews, commanding officer. He remained in service
until the close of the war, when he was mustered out at Baton Rouge and
discharged at Springfield, Illinois. He was with the company in all
their engagements, notwithstanding he was in the hospital for a short
He was married in 1864, to Mary L. Winters, born in 1849. After
his marriage he resided in Elkhorn, in the first frame house built in
that place. He later built his present house, in which the family have
lived for ten years. He first owned 157 acres, but has now about 146
acres in this county.
Mr. Zimmerman and wife have been members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church for a number of years. He is a member of the People's
party, and was a member of the Greenback party some years ago. He is no
office seeker, and has had but little time to attend to the local
Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman have had the following children: Frank
O., married, was born in 1868; Edwin, born in 1871; Minnie P., born in
1873; Mark T., born in 1877; and Jessie W., born in 1884. Minnie P. and
Frank O. attended Chadock College at Quincy, Illinois, for a term of
Edwin R. is an artist. The children are all temperate, having
never tasted any intoxicating drink in their lives, have never used any
profane language, and are strictly honest.
Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman are good, reliable citizens, and are highly respected by their host of friends.